Joanna Hardy-Susskind has been featured in an article by Prospect Magazine looking at the 60,000 Crown Court case backlogs and the lack of criminal barristers available to appear in court.
Recent data from the Criminal Bar Association has highlighted that 89 per cent of criminal barristers are unhappy with their working conditions with up to a quarter actively wanting to leave the profession. Joanna comments that many barristers have already left the profession, with some retiring early, others working part time and many opting for more stable hours and better working conditions. She concludes:
“Trying to explain to someone that the worst thing that ever happened to them won’t be resolved for many months, or even years, is increasingly difficult to stomach.”
Read full piece here: [Prospect Magazine]